Iowa City Eelsswim club

swim club


14 years of age & over ONLY. This is a national level year-round training group. Focus is on specialty work, dryland training, and development for Regional / National level USA-S meets. Participants must achieve at least two USA-S 15 & Over AAA times and be over 13 years of age during the current season to be considered for membership into this group. Swimmers are required to attend at least eight of the workouts offered per week and must sign a contract with the Head Coach that outlines commitment levels and goals for each season.

Time goals include Zones / Sectionals / and National-level meet qualifying times, as well as aspirations of swimming at the college and/or professional level. Water time is between 1.5 to 2.5 hours at main workouts. Morning workouts (during the school year) are around one hour long. Meet schedule planning is done with the ICE head coach on a seasonal basis. Swimmers in the this group should aim to fully attend and participate in the highest level meets for which they qualify each year.

Summer Training Options for College Swimmers 
download the Moray/Senior equipment list

Download practice schedules

Senior Pre-Season Schedule August 29 - Sept 2
Pre-Season workouts are open to any continuing ICE swimmer. Swimmers wishing to schedule a try-out during this period should contact ICE prior to attending a practice session.
5:45 - 7:30am
5:45 - 7:30am
5:45 - 7:30am
5:45 - 7:30am

Swimmers are expected to attend a minimum of 8 practices per week.
(each day of a meet counts as 1/2 workout)

MPAC = Mercer Park, 
CREC = Coralville Rec., CP = City Park Pool
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Senior group members should contact Coach Don about their recommended meets (including Grand Prix events, Nationals, and Sectionals) for the  season. The schedule below is for reference only.

download the meet schedule - updated 4/7

Entry deadlines vary by meet and are subject to change; please follow the links under information and/or consult the events calendar to avoid missing them. 
Additional information regarding ICE hosted meets 

Senior Meet Schedule 2015-2016-2017
Apr 30-1, 2016 ICE Amanda Knight Schany Memorial Senior Invitational
Documents, Registration & Information
Waves, Morays, Seniors only.
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2016
Mercer Park
Iowa City, IA
May 6-8, 2016 iFly David Armbruster Open
Documents, Registration & Information
Cubes, Waves, Morays, Seniors. NO 1500m freestyle signups.
Registration Deadline: April 7, 2016
University of Iowa CRWC
Iowa City, IA
May 24, 2016 ICE Intrasquad Mercer Madness Relay Meet
Documents, Registration & Information
and picture night
Registration Deadline: May 15
Mercer Park
Iowa City
Jun 3-5, 2016 Lane 4 Swim Pink A+ Invitational
Documents, Registration & Information
A+ meet. We are cohosting this meet this year. Our swimmers need to have BB times or faster to participate. This meet replaces our June Mercer Invitational meet.
Registration Deadline: April 21, 2016
University of Iowa CRWC
Iowa City
Jun 10-12, 2016 ACAC Rock the Blocks
Documents, Registration & Information
open meet; 50m outdoor pool;
registration deadline April 5
Furman Aquatic Center
Ames, IA
Jul 7-10, 2016 BLAST Summer Sizzler
Documents, Registration & Information
open meet; 12&u timed finals; 13&over prelim/finals; This meet will fill quickly. If you don't register by the deadline, you won't swim.
Registration Deadline: May 5
The Falls Aquatic Center
Cedar Falls, IA
Jul 28-31, 2016 CRAA ISI Long Course Championships
Documents, Registration & Information
Qualifiers Only. This is a required meet for all Qualified swimmers. All qualified swimmers should plan on being available for the entire meet.
Registration Deadline: July 17, 2016
University of Iowa CRWC
Iowa City, IA

Each swimmer should expect to swim in the Championship meet(s) for which they qualify: Regionals, State, or Zones

Monthly Fee: $127

There are also the following annual fees:

USA - Swimming registration: $66/year/swimmer
ICE Equipment fee: $120/year/family paid at registration 

Meet Entry Fees

Swimmers must pay entry fees to participate in each meet. The fees are paid to ICE, who enters the swimmers and sends the fees to the host club. You will be invoiced for each meet your swimmer enters. Please remember that once ICE has submitted entries to the host team, you are responsible for the entry fees even if your swimmer is unable to compete. Refunds are rare and only given by the meet host if there are significant extenuating circumstances.

Meet fees are assessed on a per-meet basis and are in the neighborhood of $40 per meet. It is usually possible for outreach swimmers to participate in meets at a significantly reduced rate.

About the Fees

Practice Fees: Pay for pool time and coaches’ salaries.

Equipment Fees: Chlorine and water are especially hard on necessary swim equipment. This fee supports the upkeep of timing equipment, computers, lane lines and any other equipment necessary to maintain the sport.

USA-S registration fees: ICE is registered through USA Swimming, our national governing body. For insurance reasons, swimmers cannot practice beyond the trial period until this fee is paid.


Financial Responsibilities Document 

We rely on fundraising to help keep our costs down and our sport affordable for all. For this reason, we ask families each season to fundraise $125 for families with a single athlete, and $175 for families with 2+ swimmers. In an effort to make this easy, ICE provides many fundraising opportunities over the course of the year. There are also families who prefer to make a donation rather than engage in fundraising.

Withdrawal from ICE: Like any other enterprise, the Iowa City Eels have bills to pay. Pool rental, payroll, and equipment are expenses that must be covered if we are to continue to operate as a successful swim club. When your athlete joins the team we make plans based upon attendance for the entire season. We realize however that circumstances may arise which require a swimmer to leave the team either temporarily or permanently. We simply ask that you fill out this form and return it to the ICE office at Mercer at least two weeks before leaving the club. You will be responsible for all swim fees for 2 weeks following the date this form is received.